Strangers come to the rescue of an Army Veteran after getting ripped off by local mechanic

Bad deed leads to an act of charity

POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Action News first introduced you to kidney dialysis patient and Army Veteran David Bradford in May.

Receipts show Bradford paid a Tampa repair shop more than $3,000 to rebuild his truck's transmission and replace the radiator.

The transmission was never removed and the radiator was not replaced according to an expert we had look at the truck.

Bradford says it forced him to rely on others to get to life-sustaining dialysis three days a week.

Ray Gunder who owns Gunder's Auto Center in Lakeland contacted me after seeing our story.

Gunder's Auto Center is one of several Polk County repair shops and parts dealers who make up the charity, Auto Angels. Many of them are pitching in to cover thousands of dollars in repairs needed on Bradford's truck.

We surprised this veteran with the news. He was thrilled and amazed that total strangers would step in and offer to help in such a large fashion.

David Bradford’s truck should be ready for pick up next week.

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